Elizabeth Curington
Literature, U.S. History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab, Homework/Assignment
Middle School, High School
  • Discrimination
  • Japanese American Internment
  • Pearl Harbor
  • World War II
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    Media Formats:

    Japanese Internment Camps

    Japanese Internment Camps


    After the attack at Pearl Harbor, Japanese Americans were rounded up and sent to internment camps for the duration of World War II. This dark period was largely ignored until many years later. 

    Introduction to Internment Camps

    After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Japanese Americans were forced to leave their homes and relocate to internment camps. While this period of history often focuses on the fighting in Europe, battles were being fought here at home as well.

    Attack at Pearl Harbor

    Was the internment  of Japanese Americans necessary? Use the slides to compare the bombing of Pearl Harbor and a first hand account of survivors to consider your opinions. 

    Compare Pearl Harbor and September 11

    Use Primary Documents to compare 9/11 and the attacks at Pearl Harbor. How do these two key events in American history compare?

    Life in Internment Camps

    Links to videos and primary sources about life at internment camps. Includes first hand accounts. 


    Also has teaching guide.

    Everyday Life in the Camps

    Primary sources about life in the internment camps. Lots of photos.

    Internment Camps

    Teaching Guide and primary sources about internment camps